...don't give up on me. I'm going somewhere with this story today. There is a bonus at the end too.
I wanted so badly to find the other page, so I could crochet a "tic tac toe" bag, and add recycled poker chips for the game pieces. I want(ed) to sell them at our Farmer's Market for kids.
Ha! I purchased a box of poker chips for next to nothing. Sometime in my days, years, and years ago. Many years.
Hubby likes to play poker, but they play with money, not "chips." It's all friendly, and some games they just give each other their cash back.
Plus, the recycling force within me, kept saying "you can do something with those poker chips!"
I squelched that voice within, after searching for the book title (for hours) online, and not finding the book (nor the pattern anywhere).
So, I went to my "craft" bookshelf. Yes, I have one for those books too. I searched there. Nothing. However, somehow it led me to a storage bin in my room. It's a wicker box, with a latch, and doubles as a stand, but stores stuff inside. I've had that "box" for years, and not even opened it since we moved here (yikes!). I knew crafting supplies were in there, but I found long lost crochet hooks, a baby toy from my Army daughter's birth (that needed a sewing job), half cross-stitched pillow cases (one missing), and much more.
Now this only reminded me (are you laughing yet?) that I had un-crafted, cross-stitch tea-towels in my closet (tags still on them), in another "craft" bin. I had plans to cross-stitch something nice and gift them for Christmas. That was over 10 years ago, and the towels are in large supply. I put that bin on the bed, and together, Hubby, ,myself and our 17 year-old came up with a plan (and we had many laughs over my supply I hoarded).
To honor my inner "Clean Machine" force this year, I am having a blog give away. Just leave a comment if you are interested. You must live in the U.S. I have college kids, so budget is tight this year. You don't have to say anything specific, other than if you would like in the drawing. I'll draw a name on January 27th - next Friday.